“We are looking for men and women aged 20 to 70 years, for both larger and smaller supporting roles in TV4’s hit series. Recording will take place in Trollhättan beginning in April.”
“We prefer candidates with a genuine Värmland dialect, and some experience in theatre, film or television production.”
Casting is to take place on Saturday, January 23 from 13.30 to 16.30 at the Kungsteatern in Karlskoga. Note, however, that the last time they cast for Ack Värmland in Karlskoga, 600 people turned up, so there may be quite a queue.
Ack Värmland (international title Small Town Love) stars Mia Skäringer and Ida Hallquist as a working class mother and her daughter who become pregnant at the same time by their deadbeat boyfriends and have to share a tiny house. It chronicles how the relentlessly positive Annette and her super sarcastic daughter Fanny and their less-than-stellar baby daddies get by.
When it first aired on TV4 in March 2015, the ten part comedy series opened with 1.9 million viewers and averaged 1,639,600 viewers, and has since been picked up by ABC for a US remake. The US pilot is written by Trophy Wife creators Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins. The director of the original show, Ulf Malmros, will co-produce.